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Dr. Nikhil Kumar
Assistant Professor
School of Materials Science and Technology IIT (BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Mechanical behavior of materials, High strain rate testing, Novel methods for fatigue and fracture life prediction, Materials characterization, Texture of materials, Simulation for deformation of materials, Severe plastic deformation techniques, High specific strength steel, Additive manufacturing

Dr. Nikhil Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Materials Science and Technology, IIT (BHU) from November 2020 to till present. He completed his Master's degree (2013) and Ph.D. degree (2017) from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee. He received the department of defense, USA fellowship to pursue his post-doctoral work (2017-2019) from Applied Mechanics and Materials Research Laboratory (AMMRL), Howard University, Washington DC, USA. He received the senior institute post-doctoral fellowship from the IIT Mumbai to pursue his post-doctoral work (2019-2020) in the Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science Department, IIT Mumbai. Dr. Nikhil Kumar worked as Assistant Professor at VIT Vellore, Vellore campus (3rd June 2020-3rd November 2020) before he joined SMST, IIT (BHU).